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Feb 26, 2017 James C. Burke, Judith Pynchon, Susan Reilly
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The Slave Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina is an ongoing project. The database entries presented here have yet to be verified and edited. Nevertheless, they might prove useful to researchers and genealogists as a finding aid when used with the original documents. The final reviewed version of Series II will be published at a later time. Permission to download, copy and use these documents for educational and research purposes is hereby granted, provided that copies are not altered,...
Topics: Slavery, North Carolina, Slave Deeds
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Nov 18, 2016 James C. Burke, Joan McKillop, Judith Pynchon, Susan Reilly, Goldie Walton
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The Slave Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina is an ongoing project. The database entries presented here have yet to be verified and edited. Nevertheless, they might prove useful to researchers and genealogists as a finding aid when used with the original documents. The final reviewed version of Series II will be published at a later time. Permission to download, copy and use these documents for educational and research purposes is hereby granted, provided that copies are not altered,...
Topics: Slavery, North Carolina, New Hanover County, Deeds
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Sep 6, 2016 James C. Burke
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Set in the early 1880s, The Kinsfolk is the first prequel to A World of Bones and Society of Evil (both are available on Archive.org). In this installment, the reason behind the accidental death (actually, murder) of Judge Richard Coats is revealed. The patriarch of the Littlefield clan, Captain Jeremiah Littlefield, orders the assassination of several prominent individuals in Gilridge who could implicate their relatives, the Huffman brothers and other cousins, in the commission of a daring...
Topics: Mystery, Detective Story, Southern, A World of Bones, Society of Evil, 1880s
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Sep 5, 2016 James C. Burke
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In A World of Bones, railroad freight office clerk Ethel Rouse, through her amateur sleuthing, stumbles into an ongoing missing person investigation. The Sheriff of Gilridge County, George Tate, recognizing her quick mind and other exceptional abilities, hires her to research county records. With the help of a history professor at the local college, their investigation leads unexpectedly to a long-forgotten brick culvert under the town running to the river. Bootleggers have been using it to...
Topics: Mystery Series, 1920s, Southern, Prohibition, fiction
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Mar 30, 2016 James C. Burke
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This piece was inspired by Pachebel's "Canon in D Major." However, it differs in that it has three sections. The middle section shifts into the minor.
Topics: strings, harpsichord, sailing, canonic music, D Major
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Dec 20, 2015 James C. Burke
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Topics: symphony, modern style, chamber orchestra
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Dec 5, 2015 James C. Burke
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This is a short piece for solo violin. The inspiration for its composition was an unpleasant encounter with an ant mound.
Topics: solo violin, etude, ants
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Nov 12, 2015 James C. Burke
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These compositions are experimental fugues.
Topics: Fugues, Experimental Music, Two and Three Harpsichords
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Nov 10, 2015 Jean-Baptiste Lully (orchestrated by James C. Burke)
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Music written by Lully for Le Boureois Gentilhomme. Orchestrated for stings, woodwinds, and brass with harpsichord and guitar.
Topics: Jean Baptiste Lully, orchestration
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Nov 9, 2015 James C. Burke
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This is am experimental fugue for three pianos.
Topics: fugue, three pianos, free tonality
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Nov 8, 2015 James C. Burke
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QUEEN OF MOTHS is a one act experimental play which addresses the topic of ethics in academia. It was written as a theatre competition piece, though it was never used for that purpose. Even so, the script requires no scenery, no lighting other than general illumination, and a few props. It is composed in one continuous act. Scenes with realistic dialogue are punctuated by the exchange of a chorus of students – the latter sections are composed in free verse. In this play is set in the...
Topics: One Act Play, Academic Ethics, Two Female Characters and One Male Character Plus Mixed, 1970s,...
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Nov 6, 2015 James C. Burke
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This is an experimental fugue.
Topics: Two Harpsichords, Experimental Music, Fugue, Free Tonality
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Nov 5, 2015 James C. Burke
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The time is the present. The action takes place in a warehouse full of furniture that is being used for a reality television program called “Executive Training.” All the characters are aware that they are being viewed by a television audience. Mediocre and sophomoric by nature, all three characters shape their obviously contrived behavior to maintain the interest of their equally shallow audience and the indifferent, godlike CEO Dr. Heuchler. Edwin, Myna, and Iona are the type of...
Topics: One Act Play, three characters, reality show, hand puppets, corporate culture, minimal staging
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Nov 4, 2015 James C. Burke
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It is the early 1920s. Elderly businessman, Thomas Hennecy, and his widowed sister, Malvina Bateman, take in a strange, down and out relative, Cousin Jack. He has taken on the identity of his brother, a gifted artist and academic. Malvina's son, Aubrey, and family attorney, Albert Mahan, discover that Jack is a fraud. Additionally, they find Jack's long abandon son, an industrious young man named Hamilton Clark. Successfully, they manipulate the young man into having his father committed. Their...
Topics: one act play, two female and three male characters, 1920s, twins, mental illness, gifts, Christmas
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Nov 3, 2015 James C. Burke
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This experimental fugue is written in non-functional tonality.
Topics: Harpsichord Music, Experimental Music, Three Harpsichords
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Nov 2, 2015 James C. Burke
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This is an experiment in free verse written in 1990. In the text, two reclusive scholars have set up residence in a forest. After many winters, one wants to venture back to the city. The other hermit try to talk him out of the adventure.    
Topics: free verse, hermits, two readers
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Nov 2, 2015 James C. Burke
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THE EDUCATION OF PARTHENIA addresses the question of how far afield we can reason when our assessment of what is real is based on limited information, too much of one kind, or absence of a critical link. Parthenia’s revolutionary rants are entirely founded on her brother’s experiences during an unnamed war, and his anatomical and zoological readings. As a result, her nightmare soliloquies end up sounding like a schizophrenic fusion of Maximilien Robespierre and Ayn Rand. Likewise, her...
Topics: one act play, nightmares, perception, limited information, free verse, seven female and two male...
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Oct 26, 2015 James C. Burke
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This prelude for strings uses the hymn tune "Abide With Me." The character of each variation follow the character of the verses. Hymn tune "Eventide" by William Henry Monk was composed in 1861.
Topics: Abide With Me, church music, string orchestra, variations
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Oct 25, 2015 James C. Burke
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This is an experimental work for five harpsichords.
Topics: Harpsichord, Fugue, Experimental Music, Counterpoint
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Oct 20, 2015 James C. Burke
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"Over and again, we thought our interpretation of this fact or that experience fit together in a certain way. With every new revelation, those impressions did not acquire clarity; rather, everything changed." In James C. Burke’s A WORLD OF BONES (Part One), history professor, Julia Lawson Powell, while attempting to come to terms with the death of her promising graduate assistant, angers her chairman, uncovers an ancient atrocity, discovers her assistant infected the town with...
Topics: Academia, 1920s, Prohibition, Libraries, Influenza Epidemic of 1918, Historians, Crime Mystery,...
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Aug 19, 2015 James C. Burke
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Two short stories by James C. Burke
Topics: fiction, railroad, adventure, time and space
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Aug 19, 2015 James C. Burke
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This volume contains to short stories, The Broken Axel and In Library Time.
Topics: fiction, railroad accidents, time and space, adventure
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Aug 26, 2014 James C. Burke
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The first section of the second movement, ending at measure 61, was written over several evenings in the parlor of South Spencer Hall at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Fall of 1984. This is the earliest part of the work. The remainder was composed in 1988, and revised in 1996. The 2014 version retains the same length of the 1996 versions with some changes in orchestration.
Topics: symphony, modern music, counterpoint, North Carolina, NC
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Aug 25, 2014 James C. Burke
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Revised from the 1994 and 2009 versions. Some sections of this work date to 1977, but most of the symphony was composed between 1988 and 1994.
Topics: symphony, modern music, chamber orchestra, Wilmington, NC
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Aug 25, 2014 James C. Burke
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This symphony exists in two forms. The 2009 version is 49 minutes and includes more movements. The 2014 version is a restoration of the original 1994 version and is 21 minutes long. The addition movements for the 2009 versions were restored to the works from which they were drawn.
Topics: symphony, modern music, orchestra, Agamemnon
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Aug 22, 2014 James C. Burke
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Music for film by James C. Burke.
Topics: movie music, train depot scene
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Aug 16, 2014 James C. Burke
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A book of organ toccatas by James C. Burke. Composed over a period spanning 2006 through 2014. Scores available as free downloads from MusicaNeo.
Topics: organ music, organ toccatas, counterpoint, James C. Burke, classical music
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Aug 16, 2014 James C. Burke
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Original music of various styles scored for various groups of instruments.
Topics: musical scores, scores and parts, instrumental music
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Jul 31, 2014 Christine L. Ingram Hockaday, William G. Koch et al
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INDICES AND FULL DATABASE REPORT - Editors: Christine L. Ingram Hockaday, William G. Koch, Managing Editor: Cyn Johnson, MFA, DM, Project Director: James C. Burke, Ph.D., Compiled by Leon J. Baker, David C. Becks, Emma J. Brock, Elese L. Brown, Frank C. Brown, Aaron M. Burgess, Kyle A. Byrd, Jason C. Capps, John K. Caruthers, Chandler P. Charles, Charles B. Cline, Charles P. Daughtry, Kye D. Gardner, Steven A. Green Sr., Eboni A. Gilliam, Jonathan E. Godwin, Tyler S. Harding,Linda Hickman,...
Topics: Slave Deeds, New Hanover County, North Carolina
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Jul 31, 2014 Michael Mattocks, Whitney Hanner, Hung Nhuan Lac-Wigand, Fenina Khajanchi, Christine Ingram Hochaday, William Gene Kaleb Koch
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Transcribed from Book Z page 221 through 224 in the archives of the New Hanover County Register of Deeds; July 29, 2014-Michael Mattocks, Whitney Hanner, Hung Nhuan Lac-Wigand; July 30, 2014-Revised; Verified by Fenina Khajanchi; Second Verification by Christine Ingram Hockaday and William Gene Kaleb Koch; (Unusual spellings maintained)
Topics: Slavery, Wilmington & Weldon Rail Road Company, North Carolina
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Mar 9, 2014 James C. Burke
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Fugue 1998-99 is an experimental work using imitation of the fugue subject at the diminished fifth rather than the perfect fifth, and a general scheme centered on the diminished seventh chord. While the score is not as dense as it sounds, the regular occurrences of fierce dissonances give the composition a feel of frequent clustering. However, most of the work is in two and three voices. The pedal solo in the coda was added in early 1999.
Topics: organ fugue, atonal, experimental counterpoint
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Dec 28, 2013 James C. Burke
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This work is scored for flute, oboe, English horn, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon, French horn, and organ. The score is available as a free download from MusicaNeo. 
Topics: overture, organ, winds, D Minor
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Oct 23, 2013 James C. Burke
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The G Minor Toccata is one of a set that includes to date toccatas in B Minor, C Minor, A Minor, and E Minor. The scores are available as free download from MusicaNeo.
Topics: Organ music, Classical, Toccata, G Minor
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Oct 13, 2013 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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This exercise used Microsoft EXCEL and MapWindow (an Open Source GIS program) to create a GIS map layer. Addresses of sample deceased individuals found in 1918 newspaper obituaries were located in a city directory of the same year in the Internet Archive. The Geocoded addresses were added to the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet was saved as a CSV (Comma Delimited) file. The CSV (Comma Delimited) file was converted into a SHP map layer file using MAPWindow.
Topics: GIS, Excel, MapWindow, Archival Data
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Oct 5, 2013 James C. Burke
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This work was written off and on over the course of a day (6 AM to 6 PM). It was composed with the intent of being a gesture of appreciation for my dedicated and unrelenting research students (you know who you are). Thanks for the great work!
Topics: Organ Toccata, classical music, C minor
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This set of field study photographs was taken in the Winter Park Gardens suburb of Wilmington, North Carolina on November 30, 2001 and December 1, 2001. Originally part of Harnett Township, Winter Park Gardens was divided into five-acre truck farms. Now it is a suburban neighborhood in Wilmington, North Carolina. While some farm lots – including a horse farm – remained in the neighborhood until the 1970s, most of the farms were divided into residential lots of approximately one acre. The...
Topics: geomorphology, Carolina Bay, Coastal Plain Region of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, Winter Park...
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Jun 13, 2013 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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This set of field study photographs was taken in and about Faison, North Carolina on June 30, 2001.This set contains 57 jpeg images and 1 movie clip.
Topics: Faison, North Carolina, railroad town, pickles, agriculture, cultural geography, architecture
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Jun 10, 2013 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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This set of photographs was taken on April 2, 2002 for inclusion in the multi-volume Photographic Survey of the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad Corridor. 
Topics: Wilson, North Carolina, Wilson Depot, industrial architecture, Wilmington & Weldon Railroad
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This is a set of photographs of railroad architecture taken in November of 2000 at three sites in North Carolina (Enfield, Raleigh, and Weldon), and at two sites in Virginia (Petersburg and Richmond). The photographs were taken with a film camera.
Topics: railroad architecture, Enfield, NC, Weldon, NC, Raleigh, NC, Richmond, VA, Petersburg, VA,...
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Jun 9, 2013 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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This set of photographs was taken between September 25 and September 27 of 2006. The sites represented included McLean, Texas, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Colorado Springs, Colorado, various sites in Wyoming (Yellowstone, Devil's Tower), and the Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho.Individual jpeg files can be found under "All Files."
Topics: Physical Geography, Volcanic landscapes, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Craters of the Moon National...
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Jun 9, 2013 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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This is a collection of photographs taken of the natural and cultural landscape at sites in Arizona and New Mexico.
Topics: Petrified Forest, Chaco Canyon, Arizona, New Mexico, Valley Fires, physical geography,...
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Apr 28, 2013 James C. Burke
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The Toccata for Orchestra is modeled on an organ toccata.
Topics: Orchestra Music, Classical Music, Experimental Counterpoint
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Apr 28, 2013 James C. Burke
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This is a composition for unaccompanied violin.
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Topics: Unaccompanied Violin, Classical Music, Etude
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Apr 27, 2013 James C. Burke
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The Perpetual Light Cakewalk is a companion piece to Cafe Requiem . It was composed with (and intended to be performed on) the Amiga 500 computer. The computer, program disks, and data disks have not survived the decades since the work was composed. The file presented here was recovered from a recording on magnetic tape.
Topics: Experimental Music, House Music, Cafe Requiem, Amiga 500
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Apr 27, 2013 James C. Burke
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This is an experimental prelude and fugue composed for the Amiga 500 computer.
Topics: Electronic Music, Experimental Music, Prelude & Fugue, Amiga 500
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Apr 27, 2013 James C. Burke
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This piece of electronic music was composed on the Amiga 500 computer.
Topics: Electronic Music, Counterpoint, Atonal, Amiga 500
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Apr 21, 2013 James C. Burke
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Burke's Toccata in B Minor belongs to an ongoing set that includes the Toccata in A Minor and the Toccata in E Minor.
Topics: Organ Music, Toccata in B Minor, Classical
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Apr 19, 2013 James C. Burke
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Burke composed this piece as a going away gift for a friend in April of 2006.
Topics: solo cello, Classical Music, Etude
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Apr 19, 2013 James C. Burke
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The Toccata for the Toccata & Fugue (Chaos) was composed in 1979 when Burke was a composition student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Originally score for piano and string, it was eventual transcribed for two pianos, The Fugue was original composed for the Amiga 500 in the late 1980s, and then transcribed for four pianos. The version presented here was prepared for midi in 2000 from the 1993 piano scores. The title "Chaos" comes from it use in an experimental...
Topics: toccata, fugue, electronic, experimental
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Apr 19, 2013 James C. Burke
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Weldon , like its companion work Enfield , was written during the summer of 2002. It originally did not have a title. At the time, Burke was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and on the weekends, was interim organist at St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington, N.C. (The long drives between the two cities and back - a round trip of 420 miles - provided sufficient time to develop musical ideas.) While the eventual title of the work refers to a town in North...
Topics: chamber orchestra, counterpoint, Weldon, adagio
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Apr 19, 2013 James C. Burke
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Enfield was written during the summer of 2002. Originally, it did not have a title, then it was given the title Memorial . In 2011, it was renamed Enfield .
Topics: chamber orchestra, harpsichord, counterpoint, Memorial
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Apr 19, 2013 James C. Burke
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In the days of "Dial-Up" internet connections, James C. Burke made arrangements of his compositions for midi to send via email. Some of these compositions are interesting as midi pieces. In 2013, Burke sequenced some of his more recent instrumental compositions to add to the collection.
Topics: Midi Compositions, Electronic Music, Burke Experimental Music
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Apr 19, 2013 James C. Burke
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This is an arrangement of the Passacaglia from Burke's Symphony No. 4 (Agamemnon) for violin, cello, and harpsichord.
Topics: Passacaglia, violin, cello, harpsichord, Agamemnon
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Apr 18, 2013 James C. Burke
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Electronic Architecture was composed in the late-1980s using an Amiga 500 computer. The intended performance medium was the computer (in much the same way the reel-to-reel tape deck was the performance medium for electronic music in the 1960s and 1970s). During this period and well into the 1990s, Burke composed a number of complex contrapuntal pieces using music programs for the Amiga. By 1994, however, he started transcribing these pieces into score form for traditional instruments. With the...
Topics: Electronic Music, Toccata and Fugue, Modern Classical, Experimental Music, Amiga 500
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Apr 18, 2013 James C. Burke
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Warsaw 360 was originally an electronic music composition, not instrumental. Burke composed this piece on an Amiga 500 using a music program that came with the computer.
Topics: Electronic Music, Modern Classical Music, Amiga 500, Experimental Music
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Apr 15, 2013 James C. Burke
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In 1994, composer Ernesto Ferreri introduced James C. Burke to a popular style of music called "House," and suggested he experiment with it. Burke, using an Amiga 500 and a set of stock samples, created a very odd avant garde version of House called Cafe Requiem . After Ferreri digitized and cleaned up the original tape in 2010, Burke revised the pieces using up-to-date audio software both for archival purposes and for the amusement of his colleagues.
Topics: Electronic music, House music, Amiga 500, Experimental music
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Apr 14, 2013 James C. Burke
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The concept of composing the Symphony No. 3 on the chorale tune "Christ Lag in Todesbanden" came to mind on the late afternoon of March 10, 2002 while the composer was taking photographs of historic buildings in Whitakers, North Carolina. It opens with a motif that he would also use in Symphony No. 4. He finished the symphony on October 15, 2003. During this period, Burke composed a number of other works on the chorale tune. At the time, he was a church organist.
Topics: symphony, full orchestra, organ, Easter, Christ Lag In Todesbanden
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Apr 13, 2013 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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Composed for the fun of it, this piece includes score clippings from Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven, Handel, traditional American folk tunes, and other tunes and motifs - sometimes backwards, sometimes played at the same time, and sometimes fragmented.
Topics: quodlibet, chamber orchestra, Haydn, Clementi, American folk tunes, various composers
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Apr 13, 2013 James C. Burke
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Music for theatre - Entr'acte - music plays as the curtain rises on the barbeque before the election
Topics: theatre music, North Carolina, pork barbeque, Entr'acte
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Apr 13, 2013 James C. Burke
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Music for threatre - composition for strings to be played during a scene change
Topics: music for theatre, scene change, strings
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Apr 13, 2013 William Billings-James C. Burke
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This is an arrangement with variations of William Billings' "Chester" for chamber orchestra and bluegrass band composed by James C. Burke, Ph.D. in 2002. This piece was one in a set composed as incidental music for a theatrical production. The score is available as a free download from MusicaNeo.
Topics: William Billings, Chester, American Patriotic Music, American Revolution
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Apr 13, 2013 James C. Burke
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James C. Burke's Symphony No. 7, completed in February 2005, is the last of the three Zintsmaster Symphonies. It is the only symphony by Burke written in a major key. The set of symphonies (No.5 through No. 7) was composed during a particularly optimistic and productive period while Burke was a Ph.D. student in Geography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Zintsmaster Symphinies marks a radical shift in his compositional style - abandoning both the academic atonal style of...
Topics: Classical Symphony, Zintsmaster Set, full orchestra
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Apr 13, 2013 James C. Burke
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Symphony No. 6 is the second symphony in Burke's Zintsmaster Symphonies set. The score is available as a free download from MusicaNeo.
Topics: Classical Symphony, Zintsmaster Set, chamber orchestra
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Apr 13, 2013 North Carolina
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Report of the Committee on Internal Improvements on the Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company Raleigh, N.C.: W.W. Holden, Printer to the State, 1855
Topics: North Carolina, Internal Improvements, Cape Fear & Deep River Navigation Company
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Apr 13, 2013 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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This draft paper describes a program written is Microsoft Visual Basic 6 that calculates volumes for railroad excavations and embankments. It includes the VB code. The author abandoned work on the project after 2008. 
Topics: railroad excavations, railroad embankments, Visual Basic code, Simpson's Rule
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Dec 25, 2012 James C. Burke
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Music for wind ensemble. The score is available as a free download from MusicaNeo.
Topics: wind ensemble, modal counterpoint, North Carolina mountains
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Nov 12, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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The historic Dell School at Delway, North Carolina was once the most impressive structure on the landscape on US 421 between Wilmington and Clinton. Long abandoned, this substantial brick building commenced it slow course to collapse several decades past. The photographs presented here were taken on a foggy morning in early 2006.
Topics: North Carolina, Delway, Dell School, Sampson County, abandoned brick school
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Nov 11, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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This presentation documents a visit, taken on January 29, 2002, to the North Carolina Transportation Museum (Spencer Shops) in Spencer, North Carolina. The museum is an ideal place for a family outing.
Topics: North Carolina, Spencer Shops, railroad, locomotives,
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Nov 5, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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The Roanoke Canal, constructed by the Roanoke Navigation Company and jointly supported by North Carolina and Virginia, was the principal work of internal improvements in North Carolina during the early decades of the nineteenth century; as it came into operation, its existence would exert attraction for the early railroads built in both states.
Topics: North Carolina, Roanoke River, Roanoke Canal, Hamilton Fulton, Archibald Murphey
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Oct 28, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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After the soybeans were planted in the spring of 1999, they grew beautiful and hardy. However, when harvest time was approaching, hurricane Floyd struck on September 15th and left the fields submerged under several feet of water. A period of six weeks of drying was required before a harvest was possible.With help from his fellow farmers, John Justin Johnson, a Bladen County, N.C. school teacher and farmer, overcame a seemingly unending string of setbacks as he raced against the clock to bring...
Topics: North Carolina, Bladen County, agriculture, Hurricane Floyd, soybeans, combines, rural culture
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Oct 24, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D. and John Justin Johnson, MA, MS
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This set of slide presentations illustrate different phases of growing crops. They were prepared from sets of photographs taken over the years 2000 through 2005. James C. Burke, then a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with the collaboration with John Justin Johnson, a Bladen County, N.C. school teacher and farmer, when he started to assembled the presentations for classroom discussion. All the presentations are silent.
Topics: North Carolina, Bladen County, agriculture, John Justin Johnson, corn, soybeans, combines, soil,...
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Oct 20, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D. and F. Donald Hickman, MALS, MA
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On Saturday, February 24, 2001, University of North Carolina at Wilmington graduate students James C. Burke and F. Donald Hickman interviewed 92 year-old Elbert Pigott at his home at Gause Landing in Brunswick County, North Carolina. The interview started with questions concerning the supposed legend that the water from the landing had healing properties. After putting this topic to rest, the conversation turned to the history of the landing, and various events that had occurred over his long...
Topics: Southeastern North Carolina, Brunswick County, oral history, Gause Landing, Gause Family,...
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Oct 20, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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John Best built his home in the pine forests of Winnebow in Brunswick County. The location, at the time of construction, was removed a considerable distance from the nearest utilities. He had come upon the site while working with a team that serviced a television tower in the area. Under the dense canopy of pines, the ground was marked with ancient furrows. The land had come been farmed, but not in recent times. There was one particular spot in a clearing that seemed to be an ideal site for a...
Topics: North Carolina, Winnebow, John Edward Best, post and beam construction, solar and propane, yellow...
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Oct 20, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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This video was assembled from clips taken from late afternoon until nightfall on a rainy day. The clips were shot on a rotting porch.
Topics: experimental video, rain, music
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Oct 19, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D. and F. Donald Hickman
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Volume 3: In the title paper, long-time Brunswick County, N.C. resident Elbert Pigott helps UNC-Wilmington graduate students James C. Burke and F. Donald Hickman debunk the so called "legend" of the healing waters to be found at Gause Landing. The remainder of the volume includes papers on cultural geography, architecture, and travel.
Topics: North Carolina, Gause Landing. Elbert Pigott, Shallotte, Joseph Hufham, Pennsylvania, American...
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Oct 10, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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Early Saturday morning, November 8, 2003, a group of students from the Department of Interior Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro meet outside the city at a location known as Reedy Fork. A grand old county home, the Reedy Fork House, was soon to be dismantled and moved to a new site to make way for future development. The team of students was there to make a set of exterior and interior drawings of the building before it was cut into sections for transport. At the...
Topics: North Carolina, Reedy Fork, Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, Historic Preservation
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Oct 9, 2012 Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, M. Arch. and James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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Series III, Vol. 2: The volume contains architectural conservation laboratory experiments performed by graduate student in the Historic Preservation Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll,M. Arch., Historic Preservation, Department of Interior Architecture,UNC-Greensboro designed and supervised the experiments. James C. Burke, a student of Leimenstoll at the time, documented the experiment, and later assembled the photographs into a handbook.
Topics: chemical cleaners, architectural conservation, historic preservation, UNCG Department of Interior...
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Oct 8, 2012 James C. Burke
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Work on the Symphony No. 9 and the Symphony No. 10 commenced simultaneously during the summer of 2007. By the fall, two movements for Symphony No. 9 had been completed, and one movement of Symphony No. 10. An offer from the director of a string orchestra for a performance of Symphony No. 10 (scored for string orchestra) prompted the composer to complete that symphony first. Then other obligations consumed his free time. After being put aside, the project was abandoned. The movements were then...
Topics: chamber orchestra, organ
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Photography is a useful tool in historic preservation for several reasons: 1) along with a complete set of architectural drawings, an extensive set of photographs provides a detailed record of how a building was constructed; a set of field study photographs documents the condition of a structure at a particular moment in time; evidence of deterioration, as well as the causes of deterioration, can be identified through a careful examination of these images; and photographs, along with drawings...
Topics: Historic Preservation, Privy at Korner's Folly, Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, UNCG Department of Interior...
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Oct 8, 2012 James C. Burke
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The score for this piece is available from MusicaNeo as a free download from James C. Burke's page.
Topics: Christmas music, organ, toccata, hymn, Winchester Old
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Oct 8, 2012 James C. Burke
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The score for this composition is available from MusicaNeo as a free download from the James C. Burke page.
Topics: chamber music, experimental music, North Carolina, Warsaw
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Oct 8, 2012 James C. Burke
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The score and parts for this composition are available from MusicaNeo as a free download from the James C. Burke page.
Topics: full orchestra, experimental counterpoint, Old Wilmington, steam engine
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Oct 8, 2012 James C. Burke
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The score for this piece is available from MusicaNeo as a free download from James C. Burke's page. It is an experimental work composed during the late 1990s.
Topics: fugue, organ, harpsichord
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Oct 6, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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Series II: This collection of field study photographs features sites on the Coastal Plain and Piedmont of North Carolina. During his time as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the author occasionally drove around the state with the sole purpose of visiting sites of particular interest to the physical geographer.(more volumes are forthcoming)
Topics: North Carolina Geography, Coastal Plain, Piedmont, physical geography, plants, soil
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Oct 3, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D., Victor Galloway
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The final, and most accurate, form of my research on Frances Anne Kemble's trip through North Carolina by the railroad, the stagecoach line, and the steamboat of the Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road appears in "The Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company, 1833-1854" published by McFarland & Company. This volume was prepared for the purpose of showing students how to find geographic and temporal references in historic texts. The instructive nature of this volume extends to the...
Topics: Frances Anne Kemble, Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road, stagecoach route, time geography
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Oct 3, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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This volume contains the original drafts for two articles concerning the history behind the "Legend of Joe Baldwin." An accident did occur in the area of Hoods Creek (near present-day Maco) involving a conductor named Baldwin, but his name was Charles Baldwin. The first article was prepared for the Wilmington Railroad Museum Website in 2002. The second article was published in the "Bulletin of the Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear" in 2004. An article by Star News...
Topics: Legend of Joe Baldwin, Charles Baldwin, Maco Light, Wilmington & Manchester Railroad
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Oct 1, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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Series I (10 volumes): This is a collection of photographs dating from 2000 to 2004 concerning cultural geography, physical geography, agriculture, and vernacular architecture. All of the photographs were taken in North Carolina. These volumes are more a catalogue of photographs rather than a photographic narrative. Often the author includes many photographs of the same location for the purpose of providing more detail of an object or landscape.
Topics: North Carolina Geography, Bladen County, Columbus County, Edgecombe County, Wayne County, Wilson...
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Sep 24, 2012 James C. Burke
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This is a collected of short pieces for piano and other instruments. The scores and parts are available from MusicaNeo (in one volume) as a free download.
Topics: piano, violin, English horn, short compositions
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Sep 24, 2012 James C. Burke
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The scores and parts for these short brass compositions are available from MusicaNeo as a free download.
Topic: brass music, music for band teachers
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Sep 22, 2012 James C. Burke
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This composition is scored for chamber orchestra with piano soloist. The score and parts are available from MusicaNeo as a free download.
Topics: chamber orchestra, piano solo
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Sep 21, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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In this installment of Road Trips 101: An Introduction to the Landscapes of the United States, geographer James C. Burke sets out with his camera to examine the physical landscape around Albemarle Sound. Staring at Plymouth, North Carolina, he follows US 64 to Nags Head. Along the way, he stops to take photographs of soil and vegetation fronting the highway. After reaching, Nags Head, he takes US 158 north, and then returns to the mainland. The Dismal Swamp (near the NC line) is his last visit...
Topics: physical geography, geomorphology, Outer Coastal Plain, North Carolina, Nags Head, Dismal Swamp
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Sep 19, 2012 James C. Burke, Ph.D.
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This is a short string composition celebrating a the pleasant old town of Burgaw, North Carolina. The score and parts for this piece are available from MusicaNeo as a free download.
Topics: Southeastern North Carolina, Burgaw, string ensemble
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Sep 19, 2012 James C. Burke
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This meditative prelude on the old hymn tune O Esca Viatorum was composed in 2002.
Topics: harpsichord, violin
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Sep 19, 2012 James C. Burke
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This prelude was composed for the chorale verse "Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg." The score and parts are available from MusicaNeo as a free download.
Topics: organ, trombone solo
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Sep 19, 2012 James C. Burke
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This composition has no accidentals, and none of the individual parts sound musical in any way until they are performed together. Composed in 2002, and revised in 2005, this is the first piece that the composer calls "counterfactual classical."
Topics: trio, piano, violin, flute
This collection of articles was compiled by James C. Burke and transcribed from photocopy by Edmund R. Burke.
Topics: Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road, Edward B. Dudley, steamboats, stagecoaches
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This short presentation was prepared as an architectural history midterm exam problem. After viewing the presentation, the student writes a detailed description of structures shown and their landscape context. Advanced students can prepare a drawing of the last structure in the presentation for extra credit.
Topics: Southeastern North Carolina, Castle Hayne, Rocky Point, vernacular architecture
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Sep 16, 2012 James C. Burke
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This work was composed 1994-96, and expanded in 2009. In 2014, the symphony was restored to its original length. See Symphony No. 4 (Agamemnon) 2014 Version
Topics: modern symphony, full orchestra, Agamemnon
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Sep 16, 2012 James C. Burke
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This symphony features a solo violin (second movement). The score and parts are available from MusicaNeo as a free download.
Topics: classical symphony, chamber music, strings